It all works better when we Move!!!
√ Think tall – avoid slumping, work against gravity – preserve your body height for a longer life. Feel your mood lifted instantly.
√ Move with ease – free up your stiffness, move your lymph.
√ Move unconsciously the way the body wants to move – Move naturally & functionally – not just in fixed patterns or gym based sequences.
√ Stomp your feet – for your bones & your brain, by improving circulation & releasing the hormone “osteocalcin” which improves memory & brain power, especially in older people.
√ Move forward to solve your problems – takes your mind to a better place, shuts down your forebrain so you can become more creative. TRY it: move forward under your own steam – walk, run, cycle, kayak, to calm the mind & be open to new ideas. (60% better than just sitting).
Does a moving meeting sound better than a sitting one?
√ Be strong to be useful – with strength training you can feel 40% more confident & feel more effective in life. Feel capable & in control – the opposite of anxiety. You can strengthen with high loads & low frequency (heavy loads need good technique) or low loads & high frequency (light = less risk).
√ Bring together – eg move in synchrony with a group.
√ Move to stretch the fascia – for immune health & reduced inflammation in your body tissues.
√ Stretch & lengthen to reset your body tone & reduce tension – just yawn & stretch.
√ Stay elastic powerful – to reduce falls, injury & strains.
√ Build core for stress management (& posture) – engaging the core, smiling more & letting your stress go…
√ Breathe slowly through your nose – for calm focus or to transform your “default” busy mind.
√ Meditate with body mindfulness – perform slow conscious movement to calm your nervous system. Awaken your senses & bring them all together to feel better.
√ Free your mind through trance inducing rhythmic dance – even run or walk – let yourself wander.
√ Learn through doing – gain through experience, not just thinking.
√ Keep up low level movements throughout the day – we genetically are meant to move for well being. So take ‘Movement Snacks’ throughout the day!!!
√ Start young – educate your kids on basic self movement care.
√ Try body based therapy – embody yourself to be transformed.
Do some cardio – at least brisk walking, cycling, swimming.
√ Push yourself a little – move faster, more power (but stay safe by, checking with health professional, taking baby steps & giving yourself time to adapt) – INTERVAL training can be a great way to do this.
√ Recover – centre, tune in to your self, relax, sleep well, relax in nature or near water, after moving…
Choose to move!!!
From “Move – The new science of Body over Mind – Caroline Williams 2021”